Navy “Seal Team Six” Warrior – How Chiropractic Saved Him- Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A few weeks ago I reported on how a chiropractor proved the medical community wrong in a book I read titled: Running On Faith, by Jason Lester an ultra-distance runner and 2009 Espy Award Winner For Best Athlete With A Disability (see blog: Ironically the next book I picked up, titled: Seal Team Six: Memoirs Of An Elite Navy Seal Sniper (pub. date 2011), has another incredible Chiropractic connection!

In this book written by Howard E. Wasdin (U.S. Navy Seal Team Six) and Stephen Templin (associate professor at Meio University in Japan, and Seal training mate), Howard describes the difficult upbringing he had, how he became one of the Seal Team Six members and elite sniper, and the battle of Mogadishu (ref: the movie Blackhawk Down) where he fought and was awarded the Silver Star. What may be of more professional interest to you is what he reveals on pages 293-305.    

After leaving Seal Team Six due to medical disabilities suffered from the battle of Mogadishu, Howard Wasdin was reassigned as a security expert protecting diplomats abroad. While providing security to U.S. Ambassador Negroponte (Phillipines 1993-1996) he provides a security “advance” for the Ambassador before his visit to his chiropractor. After the visit, Negroponte tells Wasdin: “I have a shoulder injury from tennis and if she doesn’t realign my spine, I’m in pain”. Well years later after numerous surgeries & rehab with all the best the medical community has to offer (neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, and other doctors) Wasdin remembers Negroponte’s comments and is persuaded by a Miami police officer & friend to go try a chiropractor.

The visit changed his life. The chiropractic evaluation: “Compensatory to your gunshot wound, you’ve got an external foot rotation affecting your right hip. From your pelvis it worked its way up to your neck. This is why you aren’t sleeping well and experience constant pain.” Wasdin says: “After three adjustments, I slept all the way through the night for the first time in years, nearly pain free”. He went on to twice a month chiropractic visits, and here’s the kicker…this Navy Seal Team Six member and one of the world’s elite warriors graduated with honors as a doctor of chiropractic on Sept. 24, 2009. He completed building his new clinic, Absolute Precision Chiropractic, April 2010. Another amazing chiropractic story hidden in an inspirational book…

Best In Health! | Jim Chapman | CEO - Founder | Nutra Research Inc.


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A Disabled Long-Distance Ultra-Athlete, and how a chiropractor proved the medical community wrong…- Friday, November 18, 2011

I recently read a new book out by Jason Lester (2009 ESPY Award Winner for Best Male Athlete With A Disability) called, Running On Faith. It’s about Jason’s life as an ultra-distance runner and how he overcomes his disability of a paralyzed right arm, damaged in a car accident as a 12 yr. old boy, to compete in seventy triathlons, biathlons, marathons, Ironmans, and Ultramans.

As I was reading the book it was inspiring to hear him describe his challenges and how he overcomes them (mostly through faith and hard work). One thing that really caught my eye was how he describes that for over 20 years doctors and specialists had said he would never regain use of his right arm. Buried in this easy-to-read, 206 page auto-biography on pages 148-149, is his revelation about a visit in 2007 to his chiropractor in Kona, Hawaii, a Dr. Odin Willmott, D.C. He says how he came in to get other parts of his body adjusted, but the D.C. asked if he could work on his paralyzed right arm. He said sure, what did he have to lose? Every doctor he had seen for 20 years had told him his arm was a lost cause. But Dr. Willmott apparently believed otherwise.

Jason said: “After weeks of steady manipulation and therapy by my chiropractor, the triceps muscle in my right arm actually flexed. I practically stopped breathing. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Then the biceps moved. Thanks to Dr. Willmott and my relentless training, it appeared that the muscles in my arm were not dead after all.”   

There are further comments on Dr. Willmott, but the gist of the book is about faith, dedication, hard work and running. It’s quite an inspirational story. If someone ever doubted that a chiropractor could possibly do things that the main-stream medical community could not, I would suggest they give Jason Lester a call, a remarkable ultra-athlete and a believer in chiropractic care.

Best In Health! | Jim Chapman | CEO - Founder | Nutra Research Inc.


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A Thank You for Participating….- Friday, November 4, 2011

I just wanted to take a moment to thank all the Doctor’s and healthcare providers that participated in our November Samples/IPAD2 promotion. It has been a huge success!

We are always working diligently to support our large network of healthcare distributors and it has been a lot of fun to be able to offer some free product and the chance to win an IPAD2. We look forward to adding to our growing list of distributors. AND don’t forget if you haven’t signed up yet, we are excepting entries from qualified healthcare providers for the free IPAD2 giveaway up until Nov. 30th

Best In Health! | Jim Chapman | CEO - Founder | Nutra Research Inc.

P.S. Because of the fantastic response we’ll be doing another promo/giveaway soon…and we’re looking for ideas. SO if any of you out there want to make a suggestion of something you’d like to get for your clinic or practice, please shoot me an email! If we choose your suggestion – I promise 2 free bottles of ArthroAid Plus!!! 

Get your free samples and a chance to win a new IPAD2. Click Here

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How does one Healthcare Professional sell $25-$30,000 worth of ONE supplement year after year?- Saturday, October 22, 2011

I have been in the supplement industry for over 15 yrs. I’ve seen many products come and go; I’ve seen many sellers come and go. Here at Nutra Research we have a unique business model where our flagship product is only distributed through licensed healthcare providers (for over 13 yrs.). I’ve often wondered why do some of our distributors sell thousands of $$$ and some just a few?
Well not too long ago I decided to ask one of our more successful Chiropractic Doctors a very simple question: How do you generate $25-$30,000/year selling just our ArthroAid Plus?

I was prepared to hear of some magical marketing skills, or some unique type of advertising, or maybe he was just a highly skilled salesmen…
What came to me was so simple, so methodical, that just about any healthcare provider could implement it. So here is what he said verbatim in his own words (by the way he’s real, and he  said I could share if I wanted too)…

“Our patient’s are introduced to ArthroAid during their report of findings, or second, appointment. When the doctor goes over their exam and x-rays he recommends that they start ArthroAid with their treatment and explains the active ingredients and what they do. When the patient checks out the front desk once again goes over the doctors recommendations and explains the importance of starting ArthroAid as it will support their treatment. If they do not purchase the product we give them a fact sheet regarding the product and follow up with them on subsequent visits.”

Glenn M. Winnestaffer, DC, DIBCN
Progressive Health & Rehab, Ohio

So I was surprised to hear that it sounds like just good old fashion, methodical and organized healthcare advice on a consistent basis(kind of what you’d expect from a healthcare provider) – no gimmicks or heavy selling. I’ve never met Dr. Winnestaffer personally, but I know some of his staff have been there for “ever”, and I’ll bet he has a very “healthy” practice from both a business standpoint and a patient standpoint!

Best In Health! | Jim Chapman | CEO - Founder | Nutra Research Inc.


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I'll bet you don't get this in your "ordinary" joint supplement...- Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Joint Health Benefits of CM Complex (with Cetylmyristoleate)


We get calls periodically from our wonderful Doctor-Distributors asking technical questions about ArthroAid Plus, and periodically I like to address them for our large group of Doctor's/Patients. Today's question: "I understand the benefits of most of the ingredients in ArthroAid Plus, but what exactly is the CM Complex and it's benefit?"

Great question. The CM stands for cetyl myristoleate, the complex is made up of cetylated esters of fatty acids derived from bovine tallow. The complex was discovered by Harry W. Diehl in 1964 a research chemist while working for The National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolic, and Digestive Diseases in Bethesda, MD. Mr. Diehl studied the seeming immunity of mice to arthritis, and discovered cetyl myristoleate through his research, investigations, testing and analysis.

Diehl's research was published in the March 1994 issue of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association and The American Chemical Society. Mr. Diehl received three "use " patents on cetyl myristoleate. After receiving his first patent Mr. Diehl immediately approached the pharmaceutical industry, including Pfizer and Merck, with his discovery but they declined. This mainly due to rules concerning "product" patents on natural products, eliminating exclusivity rights. Mr. Diehl's daughter finally brought the product to market in the mid-1990's. This is our source for CM Complex.

This CM Complex has multiple biological properties, and has shown in human studies to act as an anti-inflammatory and a pain-reliever, as well as a possible immuno-modulator (effecting RA) see for study links*. Because it is an ester form, highly resistant to oxidation, it has a relativiely long life in the body. No harmful short or long-term effects have ever been observed in humans or animals.

Nutra Research has been involved for over 15 years with the ingredient and began providing it for human clinical trials overseas. As recently as 2009 the KFDA (Korean Food & Drug Administration) approved this ingredient for distribution through pharmacies as a treatment for joint pain. We currently have an exclusive agreement to provide this ingredient in South Korea.   

We appreciate inquiries and a chance to instill confidence in our products. Please visit our web site and take advantage of the resources we provide there. Questions or comments? Join the conversation at or follow me on Twitter @arthroaidplus.

Best In Health! | Jim Chapman | CEO - Founder | Nutra Research Inc.


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Can Glucosamine Sulfate relieve joint pain?- Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I’ve had this question asked often for many years. My first response is always yes it can, but not for everyone.  To some that may sound disconcerting, we all would like guarantees – but that’s rarely the case even when taking prescription meds, or NSAID’s (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) the most often prescribed medicine for joint pain. In fact I just saw a recent study that showed that different people react differently to different types of NSAID’s – the suggestion being that if one doesn’t work try another.

Back to the question about glucosamine sulfate. Does it really help with joint pain? Well, what we do know is that glucosamine is a natural compound found in healthy cartilage, that glucosamine sulfate is a fundamental building block of the cartilage matrix. The debate begins with why some people benefit   from supplementation, and why some don’t. Again I would go back to every ”body” is different, absorption rates can differ, compound quality can differ, underlying causes of joint pain can differ.

When deciding whether or not to take or try glucosamine sulfate I like to refer to a couple of summary statements from two recognizable, reputable sources outside of the possibly biased supplement industry:

  • Mayo Clinic: “Available evidence from randomized controlled clinical trials supports the use of glucosamine sulfate in the treatment of osteoarthritis, particularly of the knee.”  Learn More
  • Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, USC (Arthroscopy, 2009 Jan. (1):86-94. A review of evidenced-based medicine for glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate use in knee osteoarthritis. “ Which summarizes: “The excellent safety profile of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate therapy should be discussed with patients, and these supplements may serve a role as an initial treatment modality for many OA patients.”  Learn More

Best In Health! | Jim Chapman | CEO - Founder | Nutra Research Inc.


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Arthritis: More Evidence of Exercise Reducing Joint Pain- Thursday, September 29, 2011

One of the most often topics I stress to people suffering from generic “joint pain” or diagnosed osteoarthritis is the importance of exercise.  In fact I just recently wrote a blog discussing how the cartilage is avascular and the need for exercise to increase its health resulting in increased nutrient absorption and the secretion of waste.

So I thought I would add this link from an article written by the Arthritis Foundation that additionally “beats the drum” on how important physical activity is for the body to stay healthy.

Research lists some of these benefits:

  • Less Pain and stiffness
  • Increased joint strength and range of motion
  • Improved function and ability to do activities
  • Potential delay in disease progression

Physical activity also plays an important role in reducing the risk of these common conditions:

  • Obesity (a risk factor for OA)
  • Heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Certain cancers (colon, breast)
  • Depression

Read more about how exercise can help:

Best In Health! | Jim Chapman | CEO - Founder | Nutra Research Inc.


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The Importance of Exercise and Nutrition to Improve Joint Cartilage Health- Tuesday, September 20, 2011

By: Jim Chapman, CEO & Founder Nutra Research, Inc.

Unfortunately most people as they grow older tend to lose mobility, or mobility is coupled with pain and aggravation (osteoarthritis, normal wear and tear, injury, etc.).  In addition to this, recovery or rehabilitation can become more problematic due to the reduced “health” of the joint.  The health of the joint is also negatively impacted due to malnutrition and a diminished capability to absorb nutrients from our daily diet.

Articular cartilage is the smooth, white tissue that covers the ends of bones where they come together to form joints.  Articular cartilage serves as the cushion within the joint and acts as a “shock absorber” when cartilage is damaged or worn away, the affected joint becomes painful, stiff and limited in its range of motion.

One of the compounding problems with trying to repair or rehabilitate damaged articular cartilage is that it is avascular.  Due to a lack of blood supply to joint cartilage, nutrients have a more difficult time supporting healthy cellular renewal.  In addition, if a person begins to feel pain and/or inflammation they have a tendency to become less active. This can produce a vicious cycle….

Nutrients move into articular cartilage mainly from the synovial fluid; intermittent compression such as walking or other forms of exercise can provide a “compression” vis a vis “decompression” cycle that can improve absorption and increase secretion of waste from the joint cartilage. Thus this activity that seems counter-intuitive can actually benefit the rehabilitation of an “unhealthy” joint.

This also speaks to the potential increased benefit of exercise, chiropractic manipulation, massage and physical therapies; coupled with a healthy diet and a supplementation with key joint nutrients.

Note: When considering an exercise routine, especially while under doctors care be sure to consult your healthcare provider for safe and appropriate levels of exertion and activities.

For further information about joint health and ArthroAid Plus visit:

Best In Health! | Jim Chapman | CEO - Founder | Nutra Research Inc.


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